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Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam is an incredible country and one of Asia‘s real gems. It is very affordable and perfect for female solo travelers. Aside from an incredible landscape, friendly people and amazing food, that country offers an interesting history and fantastic architecture.

I have to admit that Vietnam wasn’t high on my travel list before my 2019 trip there. But I am incredibly grateful that a change of plans ended up with me extending my time there to 15 days.

After getting to know the country, I can only say that the entire country is incredible. It is diverse and unique. North, Central and South Vietnam all have their own charm and are vastly different.

Chances are that you will love one part more than the others, but in the end it is impossible not to fall in love with Vietnam. It is on my personal top 5 list and I hope to return there soon.

Places to See in Vietnam

  • Ha Long Bay / Lan Ha Bay
  • Ninh Binh / Trang An
  • Hoi An Ancient City
  • Hanoi
  • Cat Ba Island
  • Ho Chi Minh / Saigon
  • Da Nang
  • Hue
Lady rowing a boat at Trang An in Vietnam.

Things to Know before you visit Vietnam

Bich Dong Pagoda close to Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Daily Budget in Vietnam

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Language

Vietnamese

Currency

The currency is Vietnamese Dong.

In January 2020 the exchange rate was as follows: 100.000 VND equals 3,86 euro, 3,27 GBP, 4,32 USD or 6,17 AUD.

Credit Cards & ATMs

There are many ATMs in the big cities, so you won’t encounter any issues. However you might have to search a little longer in more remote places.

Plugs

Type A, C and F (Voltage 220V; Frequency 50Hz)

Visa

Citizens of 24 countries qualify for a visa exemption of a varying length. Additionally nationals of 80 countries can get an E-visa, which is valid for 30 days. This visa costs 25 USD.

You can check if you qualify for on of the two on this page about the Vietnam Visa Requirements. Otherwise you will have to obtain a visa at a local Vietnamese embassy.

It is possible to obtain a visa on arrival, but I do not recommend it as it is usually the most expensive option.

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